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Old 05-04-2018, 22:53   #616
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Re: Just signed on a new 450s!

On each support it has max 250kg. However I think in a previous discussion that meant max 250kg, not total 500kg. My Lagoon 450F came with a Highfield Ocean Master 350 with 20hp. I expect that a slightly bigger one can be fitted in but it is quite tight now when lifting without banging the motor. Also the winch and particularly the jaws strain a lot with the weight I have which I think is around 150kg.

The Highfield is a very good dinghy. I like the dry floor and the small looker at the bow is very useful. I can plane with 2 men (not big), 2 woman.
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Old 05-04-2018, 23:42   #617
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Our biggest regret is the 15hp. It wouldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding!
We’ve got the 3.4m and can plane with 2 adults or 3 small adults but no shopping, dive gear, luggage etc.
The transom states 20hp max but I’d love to hear of anyone that’s put a 25 on there?
Regarding weight, I’ve met a few boat owners with bent davits due to solar panel weight combined with the dinghy inc center consol.
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Old 06-04-2018, 00:19   #618
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If I could enter a query into this electrical debate please.

It is about capacity of the davits and has been discussed elsewhere, but I can't find it again. We're now close to getting our boat (450F in July), and decided to get a slightly larger dinghy (Highfield 360 or 380 with 30HP). According to what I remember from the previous threads that size of 3.8 mtr should still fit and the total weight will be about 180 Kg. Our agent is now saying that Lagoon will not guarantee its davits for any other dinghy than their Highfield 340 option with 20HP engine, which would weigh about 140 Kg. I can't find anything about this in the specs that I have, but would guess there is some maximum load sticker on the davits somewhere. Would anyone care to have a look, or provide their views please, also about the space for a 3.8 mtr dinghy.
From the Lagoon 450F Manual
"WARNING
The davits are designed to support a maximum load of
250 kg and a tender of 3,80 meters in length at maximum."
However I would humbly suggest 30HP is overkill for a 360 or 380, we have a Highfield 380 with a Suzuki 20HP electric start and FCT console on it, and it goes just fine. Though need to be careful when lowering as it tends to bump between the hulls. We have a fender rigged to stop the motor hitting the sugar scoop on the engine end.

Otherwise, works fine !.

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Thanks folks, that is exactly the information I was after. Think we will go for the 360 and 25 hp.
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Our biggest regret is the 15hp. It wouldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding!
We’ve got the 3.4m and can plane with 2 adults or 3 small adults but no shopping, dive gear, luggage etc.
The transom states 20hp max but I’d love to hear of anyone that’s put a 25 on there?
Regarding weight, I’ve met a few boat owners with bent davits due to solar panel weight combined with the dinghy inc center consol.
You could buy a finer pitch propeller, this will increase planing performance at the expense of top end speed, you would then have a spare prop. Also hyrdra fins attached to the cavitation plate can make a big difference.

Check your insurer for putting oversize engine on the dinghy.
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